British Lords seek repeal of 41 countries' anti-gay law

Published: March 19, 2013

Peers in Britain’s House of Lords are pushing for the repeal of anti-gay laws that have led to increased levels of HIV/AIDS in many of the 41  Commonwealth nations where they remain on the books.

Pink News reported:

    Peers in the House of Lords have called on the British government to push for all Commonwealth countries to decriminalise homosexuality. …

    The first openly gay Conservative Peer, Lord Black of Brentwood, led a debate on the issue on 13 March, and emphasised a “link” between the criminalisation of homosexuality and the spread of HIV and AIDS.

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